Ordinary Things

//Ordinary Things
I came across a great quote during my spiritual reading today.  So great, in fact, that I wanted to share it with all of you, our faithful blog readers.  I hope you enjoy these words of wisdom as much as I did!  They were written by a favorite author, Caryll Houselander:

 “Without being under any necessity to do so in His glorified body, Christ did ordinary things.  He walked and talked and ate with men, built a little fire, and cooked for them, comforted them, and renewed their faith, but not by compelling them to be shocked into faith – even by the shock of joy – but by approaching each one individually through the individual’s own mentality and temperament.

He used the same means as before – words, kindness, going on a journey, setting His pace to the pace of the others, accepting their invitations, preparing food for them with His own hands, and that most wonderful and simplest way of all, the breaking of bread, the giving of Himself sacramentally.

He was showing men how they were to go on living His Risen Life all through time.  They were to give Him to one another, and as simply as He gave Himself, through words and kindness, through their work and friendship, through learning one another’s mind and heart and approaching each one separately, through accepting and leavening the sorrow of the world by the interchange of their Christ-love.  Above all, by sacramental Communion with Him, in which they are made one.”

By | 2012-04-18T03:03:00+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Nun News Blog|4 Comments